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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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Consumer Protection Bureau Spends More on Ads Than Most Other Agencies

June 13, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is spending more than nearly all other agencies on advertising to boost its mission, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The paper’s review of contract awards found that the agency -- which remains in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers who see its rulemaking as...

Contractors Attempt to Get on the Presidential Candidates' Radar

June 10, 2016 More than in past election years, a top contractors group has been diving in to prepare for the coming presidential transition, in part with the release on Thursday of a new survey highlighting concerns over capabilities of the government’s acquisition workforce. “We are working with the Partnership for Public Service...

Justice Department's Secret Legal Opinions Sought in Court

June 9, 2016 A transparency group is taking the Justice Department to court over whether the confidential opinions of the department’s Office Legal Counsel are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. The nonprofit Campaign for Accountability on Wednesday, following months of back-and-forth correspondence, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for...

Top Intelligence Officers Convene LGBT Pride Summit

June 8, 2016 The director of national intelligence joined with the FBI director and the top Pentagon spymaster on Wednesday to preside over the fifth annual Intelligence Community LGBTA Pride Summit held at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Southwest Washington. Some 1,000 officers joined James Clapper, James Comey and Vincent Stewart for livestreamed...

Senate Debates Defense Policy Bill Under Veto Threat, in Part for Acquisition Reforms

June 8, 2016 At a whopping 1,700 pages awaiting more than 300 planned amendments, the defense authorization bill now on the Senate floor drew a veto threat from President Obama on Tuesday in part because of acquisition reforms, many of which have support in the contracting community. In its statement of administration policy,...

IRS’ List of Scrutinized Nonprofits Was Larger Than Previously Thought

June 7, 2016 In the latest wrinkle in the three-year-old dispute over alleged targeting of conservative nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service compiled a new list of organizations that might be members of a class action claiming damages: The roster extends to 426 groups, a larger number than the 296 compiled by the agency’s...

Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisors Disciplined for Retaliation

June 7, 2016 Three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervisors were disciplined for retaliating against an employee who blew the whistle on his boss’ improper use of agency property to fortify his home against flooding, the Office of Special Counsel announced on Tuesday. The managers also violated time-and-attendance procedures. The punishments—suspensions without pay,...

Federal Contract Spending Dipped 1.5% in 2015, Study Finds

June 7, 2016 Total federal contract spending in fiscal 2015 came in at $440.8 billion, a 1.5 percent decline from that in fiscal 2014, according to the fifth annual Bloomberg Government 200, released on Tuesday. Companies among the top 200 government contractors won about the same share of federal contract dollars as last...

White House Steps Up Presidential Transition Planning

June 6, 2016 As required in the presidential transition law enacted in March, the White House in June has begun meeting with designated agency officers to accelerate preparations for the handoff to the next administration. On Friday, the White House hosted the Agency Transition Directors Council to review coming milestones and discussed the...

DHS Employees Overseas: Drugs and Prostitutes Are Probably Not OK

June 6, 2016 Despite extensive overseas travel by their employees, six agencies within the Homeland Security Department lack broad policies and training programs on precisely what types of questionable personal conduct are permitted in foreign countries during off-hours. “The department has some limited, department-wide policies governing off-duty conduct in general, but the policies...